Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
than a month to go before the election, and the focus is once again on foreign policy. today republican nominee mitt romney will be back in the commonwealth where he'll delivery an address at the virginia military institute. meanwhile, the president is in california. >> reporter: election day is four weeks from tomorrow. look at some of the polls. within the margin of error in this poll in four key swing states, including a state that will get a lot of attention today, and that is virginia. the president made a return appearance to california last night. not because the state is in play this year, but because hollywood has heavy hitters with deep pockets. >> the last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to this crisis in the first place. i cannot allow that to happen. i will not let it happen. >> reporter: mitt romney, meantime, prepares to pivot to foreign policy today. that's what an upcoming debate will focus on, and it may be an effort to strike while the iron is hot, with questions about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last mon
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
.m., foreign policy research institute will host a discussion with top policy experts on iran's attempts to spread its influence in latin america and iran's president's efforts to reach out to governments there. on friday, october 12th, at 9:30 a.m., at the american enterprise institute panelists will be debating whether or not the expansion of u.s. safety nets like unplacement make recessions worse by reducing incentives to work. that is your capital rundown for the week starting october 8th, 2012. you can find all these events and more on our web site, myfoxdc.com. reach out to us on twitter, hashtag capitalrundown. see you next week. >>> something new we're doing. >> it is. >> at night and in the morning as well. >> coming up later today, david blaine has another stunt planned. hello, david blaine in that box. some may remember when he spent 44 days in that glass box in good old london. >> now he has a new stunt that involves a lot of high voltage. for three days starting today, he'll be surrounded by a million volts of electricity. it's open to the public at pier 54 in new york city.
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
to talk about the lack of jobs. we're going to have to talk about the lack of leadership in foreign policy and mitt romney has to know his stuff and not look like the rich guy who doesn't care about the 47%. if he can do that, he's going to win the beer debate, meaning that people want to have a beer with him. people want to like him and vote for him. that's what he'll have to do tonight. >> peter, what does the president have to do? >> i'll agree a little bit with that. i think the likability factor is important for mitt romney now. if he comes across as stiff and harsh, that will rebound against him. i think the president has to say, look, we made a good start, a good beginning, i need four more years to finish this job. i think the other thing the president has to do, he has to take it to mitt romney on his lack of a plan. he's calling for a $5 trillion tax cut. he's not telling people how he's going to pay for it. and i think that's really, really important for obama to say this is a program that, you know, without a basis in facts. so i think that the president shouldn't just take the
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
issues, foreign policy is playing a much larger role out in the campaign trail. especially in the wake of the attack on the consulate in libya. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> and we're learning more about that attack on the american consulate last month. months earlier, a team of american special forces went in to asty in benghazi. they also reportedly trained local militias in protecting the consulate. while the state department then became responsible for security there, but never put in a request to the pentagon for more protection. this comes as the white house is rejecting calls for ambassador susan wright to resign for saying that the attacks were sparked by the offensive antes-muslim film. >>> it is 7:22. we will tell you why it is a little more pricey in the district for food. and why you have to pay. >>> and christmas is months away but it is shaping up to be a busy holiday shopping season. the latest forecast after the break. . >> and from the farm to the lunch line, holly is learning all about a nationwide program that serves up a healthy menu in school cafeteria